MFA Financial Inc (MFA) stock: EPS estimates from a range of analysts

The closing price of MFA Financial Inc (NYSE: MFA) was $11.07 for the day, down -1.51% from the previous closing price of $11.24. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.17 from its previous closing price. On the day, 613267 shares were traded.

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Ratios:

Our analysis of MFA’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 2.31 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 10.39. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 4.52 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 4.52.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Keefe Bruyette on December 13, 2023, Upgraded its rating to Outperform and sets its target price to $12 from $11.25 previously.

On December 06, 2023, UBS started tracking the stock assigning a Neutral rating and target price of $12.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, MFA now has a Market Capitalization of 1.13B. As of this moment, MFA’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 26.96, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 7.39. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.69 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.59.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, MFA has reached a high of $11.90, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $8.41. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 11.15, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 10.74.

Shares Statistics:

MFA traded an average of 818.89K shares per day over the past three months and 633.87k shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 101.92M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 100.97M. Insiders hold about 1.09% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 62.93% stake in the company. Shares short for MFA as of Mar 15, 2024 were 2.04M with a Short Ratio of 2.49, compared to 2.24M on Feb 15, 2024. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.00% and a Short% of Float of 2.01%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 1.40, MFA has a forward annual dividend rate of 1.40. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 12.46%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 12.44%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 13.61.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 6 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.37 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.41 and a low estimate of $0.25, while EPS last year was $0.3. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.4, with high estimates of $0.45 and low estimates of $0.36.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $1.75 and $1.11 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $1.53. EPS for the following year is $1.65, with 5 analysts recommending between $1.85 and $1.44.

Revenue Estimates

It is expected that $90B in revenue will be generated in the current quarter, according to 4 analysts. It ranges from a high estimate of $62.5M to a low estimate of $47M. As of the current estimate, MFA Financial Inc’s year-ago sales were $53.2M, an estimated increase of 2.80% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 4 analysts are estimating revenue of $53.75M, an increase of 20.80% over than the figure of $2.80% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $61.1M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $48.7M.

A total of 4 analysts have provided revenue estimates for MFA’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $248.4M, while the lowest revenue estimate was $198M, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $218.1M. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $176.48M, up 23.60% from the average estimate. Based on 4 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $246.35M in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $264M and the low estimate is $239M. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 13.00% from the average revenue estimate for this year.

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